Three people a day die from oral cancer in Canada!
Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
Increased Risk: Patients age 18-39 with no lifestyle risk factors
High Risk: Patients age 40 and older with no lifestyle risk factors OR Patients age 18-39 with lifestyle risk factors.
Highest Risk: Patients age 65 and older with lifestyle risk factors or patients with a history of oral cancer.
Lifestyle risk factors for oral cancer include:
- Tobacco use (any type, any age, within 10 years)
- Alcohol consumption of at least 1 drink per day
- Immune deficiencies such as HIV & AIDS
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV 16/18)
A wonderful dental team in a warm, honest and caring environment
Our office is committed to provide you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care.
Welcome to the Deschênes-Poitras Red Barn Dental.
Conveniently located on 6255 Hazeldean Rd (on the second floor of Big Red Barn), in Stittsville, we provide dental services to patients from Stittsville, Kanata, Carp, Richmond, Munster, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Arnprior. Call us at 613-831-7750 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment with one of our dentists and hygienists today.